MKPASSWD(1) Debian GNU/Linux MKPASSWD(1)
mkpasswd - Overfeatured front end to crypt(3)
mkpasswd PASSWORD SALT
mkpasswd encrypts the given password with the crypt(3) libc function
using the given salt.
Use the STRING as salt. It must not contain prefixes such as
Use NUMBER rounds. This argument is ignored if the method chosen
does not support variable rounds. For the OpenBSD Blowfish
method this is the logarithm of the number of rounds.
Compute the password using the TYPE method. If TYPE is help
then the available methods are printed.
-5 Like --method=md5.
Read the password from file descriptor NUM instead of using get-
pass(3). If the file descriptor is not connected to a tty then
no other message than the hashed password is printed on stdout.
A list of options which will be evalued before the ones speci-
fied on the command line.
If the --stdin option is used, passwords containing some control char-
acters may not be read correctly.
This programs suffers of a bad case of featuritis.
passwd(1), passwd(5), crypt(3), getpass(3)
mkpasswd and this man page were written by Marco d'Itri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
and are licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
version 2 or higher.
Marco d'Itri 21 March 2008 MKPASSWD(1)